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This week on MD for Moms, I’ll be interviewing Dr. Molly Ryan about forensic psychiatry and general mental health. Many people talk about the dangers of psychiatric patients, but is this information accurate? Research indicates that people with mental illness are more likely to be the victims of crime rather than the perpetrators, yet sometimes there are still situations where this rule does not hold true. We will speak with Dr. Ryan about how we as a society can better help and understand mental illness and the law, and how best to protect ourselves from people who are not capable of understanding right from wrong.
Learn more about my guest, Dr. Molly Ryan:
Born and raised in Ohio, Dr. Molly Ryan graduated from undergraduate studies at Oberlin College with a degree in Art History before moving to Florida to complete medical school at Nova Southeastern University- College of Osteopathic Medicine. During this time she also completed her Masters in Public Health. She then completed her Psychiatric Residency at University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital, serving as Chief Resident during her fourth year.
Dr. Ryan served on the APA Assembly as a Member in Training Representative. She was honored to receive the Humanitarian Award two years in a row during residency as well as the award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Ryan has published numerous academic articles in peer reviewed journals, given presentations at academic conferences and has a book chapter in A Concise Guide to Understanding Suicide: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology and Prevention.
She is the founder of the South Florida Women in Psychiatry group and a current member of the American Psychiatric Association and the Florida Psychiatric Association. Dr. Ryan is a Board Certified General Psychiatrist with extensive experience treating Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Psychosis, Addiction, Eating Disorders, Crisis Intervention, Forensic psychiatry and Personality Disorders.